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Mazda's future in the spotlight - the week

7 Aug 20 | Graeme Roberts

Our update on future Mazda models was a top read this week. The automaker - Toyo Kogyo as was - celebrates its 100th birthday this year and, while it won't be breaking any sales or profits records in 2020 (who will?), the firm is nonetheless in fairly good shape.

G20 and G21 BMW 3 Series diesels go mild hybrid

7 Aug 20 | Glenn Brooks

Eighteen months in since production of the latest 3 Series commenced, BMW continues to tweak its best selling car via additional engines and updates for the operating system. With the addition of the G21 estate to the G20 and China's G28 extended wheelbase Li sedans, the range of body styles is also now complete.

Future models - Aston Martin Lagonda

6 Aug 20 | Glenn Brooks

The first half of 2020 should have been a stand-out time for Aston Martin Lagonda, following the opening of a new factory and the arrival of the company's first SUV. Instead, sales took a dive in almost all markets, the share price collapsed and Andy Palmer was replaced as CEO. New boss Tobias Moers has much to do but at least in terms of future models, there is much in the works.

All of Turkey’s Christmases come at once as sales continue to confound

5 Aug 20 | Calum MacRae

As anticipated, July was indeed a month to remember for the Turkish market with light vehicle sales surging by an astonishing 387% year on year to over 87,000 units.

Triad vehicle markets post stronger than expected sales in July

5 Aug 20 | Calum MacRae

Provisional data compiled by GlobalData shows a much stronger demand picture for light vehicles in July than anticipated for the key Triad markets of North America, West Europe and Japan.

Mazda future models

4 Aug 20 | Glenn Brooks

Mazda celebrates its 100th birthday this year. While it won't be breaking any sales or profits records in 2020, the firm is nonetheless in fairly good shape. Just as importantly, there is no one market upon which the company is reliant. As for future models, Mazda is well placed and looks set to continue a step-by-step move into premium brand territory.

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ZF first-half sales down 27% to EUR13.5bn

7 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

ZF has recorded first-half sales down 27% to EUR13.5bn (US$16bn) as the supplier reacts to conditions created by the global pandemic.

BMW launches geofencing for PHEVs in UK ULEZ cities

7 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

BMW is launching eDrive Zones in London and Birmingham. This is a new digital service which automates the process of switching to electric-only power when a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) enters a defined area of these cities.

British Columbia C$2m funding for EVs

7 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

British Columbia (BC) businesses and organisations can now secure rebates for EVs through C$2m (US$1.5m) in additional funding for the CleanBC Speciality-Use Vehicle Incentive (SUVI) programme.

Russia car and LCV July sales rise 6.8%

7 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

July sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 6.8% compared to the same month last year, or by 9,097 sold units, amounting to 141,924 cars, according to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC).

Tenneco posts Q2 net loss of US$350m

7 Aug 2020 | Simon Warburton

Tenneco has reported a second-quarter net loss of US$350m, while revenue fell from US$4.5bn to US$2.6bn.

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